Journals Higher Education

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Hardcover

21 November 1996

480 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195090796


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American Theatre

A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1930-1969

Gerald Bordman

This book concludes Gerald Bordman's acclaimed survey of American non-musical theatre. It deals with the years 1930 to 1969, a period when the number of yearly new plays was shrinking, but a period during which American drama as a whole entered the world stage and became a dominant force. With works like Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, American theater finally reached adulthood both dramatically and psychologically. Bordman's lively, authoritative study covers every Broadway production, as well as every major off-Broadway show. His discussion moves season by season and show by show in chronological order; he offers plot synopses and details the physical production, directors, players, theaters, and newspaper reviews. This book stands together with the preceding volumes of American Theatre as the premier history of American drama.

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